The city of Kawagoe in Saitama Prefecture is studded with a wide variety of cuisines that are all full of originality, from Italian or Japanese to creative cuisine. This article will introduce the top 11 restaurants of Kawagoe, all specifically reputed for their deliciousness. They are also all very particular about the ingredients used. Don't miss out on trying some exquisite cuisine at one of the listed restaurants during your next visit to Kawagoe!
1. Waryori Hanajin
All of the dishes at Waryori Hanajin, from the appetizers to the desserts, are all lovingly handmade. The [Hanajin Kaiseki] (traditional Japanese course cuisine with tea) is particularly popular, coming with a choice of 5 different courses, listed from A to E. The [Hanajin Kaiseki A] course is the most highly reputed among the 5 due to it having a lot of dishes from various types of cuisine. The [Hanajin Kaiseki Special Shabu-shabu Course] is also extremely popular. This course, exclusive to groups of 3 people or more, consists of a generous serving of freshly stocked beef parboiled with vegetables.
: [Tuesday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm (L.O. 7:30 pm)
[Tuesday - Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)Closed
*1 - 2 irregular holidays each monthAverage price
: [Dinner] 7,000 JPY / [Lunch] 6,000 JPYAccess
: 2-minute walk from Kawagoeshi Station and Hon-Kawagoe StationAddress
: 2-12-23, Nakahara-machi, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama MapMore Details Reservation
2. Milky Wave
The relaxing atmosphere of this stylish restaurant makes it feel almost like a hidden getaway. All the cuisine here brings back delicious memories of the past for Japanese people. The menu consists of signature dishes like [Omurice], a hearty dish where stir-fried rice is wrapped in a fluffy omelette, and [Napolitan], a simple yet delicious Japanese spaghetti dish made with an abundance of ketchup. Lots of customers keep coming back to Milky Wave after being impressed by their reliably delicious taste. The [Hamburger Steak], topped with a generous amount of rich demi-glace sauce, is another popular item on the menu. Just cutting the beef patty open and seeing the delicious meat juices flow out will no doubt whet your appetite!
: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
*Lunch is from 11:30 am - 2:00 pmClosed
*Open if it falls on a national holidayAverage price
: 1,500 JPY
*Parties accepted. Contact them for more information.Access
: Exit Hon-Kawagoe Station and walk along Chuo Street. Milky Wave is on your left-hand side, around a 5-minute walk from the Fudanotsuji intersection.Address
: 17-2, Shita-machi, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama MapMore Details Reservation
3. Trattoria Caro
This simple yet chic restaurant has a very welcoming atmosphere. Come here to enjoy authentic Italian cuisine to your heart's content, such as pizza aromatically cooked in an electric stone oven. Lots of other delicious healthy cuisine is also on offer, such as their [Sakura Shrimp and Broccoli Peperoncino] and [Warm Vegetables in a Charred Anchovy Sauce]. Why not also enjoy one of their renowned desserts after your meal? They are all lovingly made with carefully-selected ingredients. The [Special Creme Caramel and Vanilla Gelato] is particularly recommended. It is made with milk from Kato Farm in Hidaka and eggs from Hada Chicken Farm in Muroyama. The rich flavor of this dessert is to die for!
: Lunch 11:00 am - 2:30 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)Closed
: TuesdayAverage price
: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,100 JPYAccess
: Exit Hon-Kawagoe Station and head towards the Toki no Kane. Turn right at the second traffic light after the Renjakucho intersection, and then turn left at the next intersection. Trattoria Caro will be on your right-hand side.Address
: 1A, Chateau Renjaku, 14-2, Renjaku-cho, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama MapMore Details Reservation
4. HATSUNEYA GARDEN
This long-established, old-fashioned restaurant uses an abundance of French elements in their new-age cuisine. Come here to relax in its quaint atmosphere while enjoying fresh, locally stocked ingredients (some ingredients also stocked from overseas). Their [Lunch Course] is the most popular item on the menu, consisting of an appetizer, main, and even dessert! The elaborate, carefully prepared dishes in this course will no doubt bring a smile to your face. This restaurant is an ideal choice for any special occasion.
: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holiday, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)
*Dinner is by reservation only. Must be made by 7:00 pm the day before.Closed
: Tuesday, SundayAverage price
: [Dinner] 7,000 JPY. *Reservations must be made a day in advance / [Lunch] 3,500 JPY *Lunch courses are also availableAccess
: Exit using the East Exit of Kawagoe Station. Board a Tobu bus and alight at the Fudanotsuji intersection. HATSUNEYA GARDEN is located only a minute's walk from the bus stop.Address
: 1-9-8, Moto-machi, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama (Map
5. HATSUNEYA GARDEN CAFE
Enjoy fine desserts and delicious drinks at HATSUNEYA GARDEN CAFE, which has a stylish wooden interior. Their [Affogato HATSUNEYA ver.] is particularly recommended. It is made up of vanilla ice cream topped with a slightly bitter espresso. Eat this luxurious dessert before it melts! 3 different variations are available – matcha (powdered green tea), hojicha (roasted green tea), and hazelnut.
HATSUNEYA GARDEN CAFE
: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm (L.O. 5:30 pm)
*Reservations for the entire restaurant are possible.Closed
: IrregularAverage price
: [Dinner] 700 JPY / [Lunch] 700 JPYAccess
: Exit using the East Exit of Kawagoe Station. Board a Tobu bus and alight at the Fudanotsuji intersection. HATSUNEYA GARDEN CAFE is located only a minute's walk from the bus stop.Address
: 1-9-8, Moto-machi, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama (Map
6. Tori no Kisuke Kawagoe Branch
The delicious Daisen chicken from Tottori Prefecture has to be the most highly recommended item on the menu at Tori no Kisuke, a restaurant conveniently located only a minute from Kawagoe Station on foot. Why not try the highly reputed [Luxurious Chicken Thigh Grill] with 8 different seasoning options to choose from, or the [Seared Daisen Chicken], where the customer can experience truly fresh chicken? The tender, melt-in-the-mouth texture will no doubt please anyone! Top tip: Tori no Kisuke highly recommends either the sesame oil or wasabi and soy sauce dressing for the [Seared Daisen Chicken], as they give the meat a delicious, slightly tangy taste.
Tori no Kisuke Kawagoe Branch
: [Weekdays, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 4:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 3:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)Closed
: IrregularAverage price
: [Dinner] 3,500 JPYAccess
: 1 minute walk from Kawagoe StationAddress
: 3F, M Bldg., 14-37, Wakita Hon-cho, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama (Map
7. Brighton Cafe
Brighton Cafe is famed for its generous portions. They are proud to serve their [Big Shrimp Tomato Cream Pasta] topped with huge shrimps, as well as their [Large Homemade Sausage], which is so succulent that it will no doubt make your mouth water! The most popular item on the menu has to be the exquisite [Basil and Mozzarella Cheese Pomodoro], in which chewy pasta is covered in tomato sauce and topped with mozzarella cheese. It may be a simple dish, but it is no doubt one of the best combinations around!
: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays] Monday - Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm), Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)Closed
*Reservations for the entire restaurant are possible. Contact them for more information.Average price
: [Dinner] 2,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPYAccess
: 5-minute walk from Hon-Kawagoe Station. Walk along the side street next to Family Mart, turning right at Sukiya. Brighton Cafe is located 200m away. Alternatively, it is also a 13-minute walk from the East Exit of Kawagoe Station.Address
: 8-1-1, Tori-machi, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama (Map
8. Sukitei Yoshitora
Established in 1877, Sukitei Yoshitora has a long and rich history. Their delicious [Sukiyaki] (hot pot stew) is not only highly recommended, but it has also been made with the same stock since they first opened over 140 years ago. Various ingredients are covered in this rich and full-bodied sauce, perfectly accentuating their natural umami (Japanese savory taste). Other popular items on the menu include the [Shabu-shabu Course], in which meat is enjoyed with a special homemade sesame sauce, as well as the [Beef Tongue Stewed in Red Wine], where fine beef is slowly stewed for an entire day in red wine. Another feature of this restaurant is that it also has course meals like a banquet course and another offering French cuisine. The menu is so extensive that it can easily suit the requirements of any customer!
: [Tuesday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 11:30 am - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm) *Periodic breaks will be taken. Last entry at 8:00 pm.Closed
*Closed the following Tuesday instead if Monday falls on a national holidayAverage price
: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPYAccess
: Exit Hon-Kawagoe Station and turn right at the Fudanotsuji intersection along Chuo Street. Sukitei Yoshitora is located on your right-hand side, just before the city hall.Address
: 1-9-3, Moto-machi, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama (Map
Sasagawa serves luxurious, top-quality Japanese cuisine, all made by a skilled chef with 45 years of experience. Not only does this restaurant proactively pay attention to the seasonality of its ingredients, but it also pays careful attention to how the dishes are presented. Both your eyes and stomach will be overjoyed to see the dishes appear – they are almost like a piece of art in themselves! Highly recommended items on the menu include the [Chef's Kaiseki Course] and the [Yugao], a course meal consisting of numerous dishes, from grilled and deep-fried cuisine to desserts. The [Takekago Course] also comes with a variety of dishes and is popular for its reasonable price.
: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm *Reservations required for dinner
[Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm) *Reservations required for dinnerClosed
*Contact them for more informationAverage price
: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY *Additional 10% service charge applies for groups and those using private rooms / [Lunch] 1,500 JPYAccess
: Exit Hon-Kawagoe Station and turn left. Walk along Kanetsuki Street, turning left at Sakura Dentists. Sasagawa is located on your far right-hand side. Address
: 5-19, Ote-machi, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama (Map
10. Mitsuboshi Kitchen
Colorful Italian cuisine is served in the chic, white interior of Mitsuboshi Kitchen. Come here to enjoy [Bagna Càuda] made with an abundance of healthy vegetables, or the authentic [Cheese Fondue] cooked with 3 types of cheese that were all imported from Switzerland. There are too many things on the menu to sample, such as the [Homemade Roast Beef & Steak] that is lovingly and slowly cooked to fully bring out all of its delicious umami and the healthy and extremely fresh [Cured Ham Salad Pizza]!
: [Weekdays, Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 amClosed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 3,000 JPYAccess
: 1 minute walk from Hon-Kawagoe StationAddress
: 3F, Section A, Kawagoe Bldg., 2-1-1, Shintomi-cho, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama (Map
11. MIKURIYA Grill & Bar
MIKURIYA Grill & Bar is famed for its fresh oysters and impressive meat cuisine. Popular items on the menu to whet your appetite include the [GRILL PLATE], consisting of an assortment of meat like lamb and Iberico ham, and the slowly grilled, aromatic [Lamb Chop]. Their fresh oyster menu is also not to be missed, as the oysters are so amazingly fresh that they can even be enjoyed raw! With its delicious soy sauce aroma, the [Hamayaki] (freshly caught seafood broiled at a beach) is also highly recommended! Come here to enjoy deliciously plump oysters to your heart's content!
MIKURIYA Grill & Bar
: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (Food L.O. 11:00 pm, Drink L.O. 11:30 pm)Closed
: IrregularAverage price
: [Dinner] 4,000 JPYAccess
: 3-minute walk from the East Exit of Kawagoe StationAddress
: 1F, Urban M Wakita-cho, 14-1, Wakita-cho, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama (Map
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.